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Degree Requirements

Believing there is a commonality of learning essential to enable the individual to function intelligently, University of the Cumberlands seeks to provide those learning experiences through which the student will gain knowledge and develop skills requisite for abundant living.

The general requirements for graduation from the University of the Cumberlands are the completion of at least 128 credit hours including General Education.

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Criminal Justice Degree Requirements

  1. The student must have a 2.0 grade point average on all courses taken.
  2. All courses taken in the major or an area of concentration must have a grade of “C” or higher. A student earning a grade of “D” in a course in the criminal justice degree plan must repeat the course or the department head may select a substitute course.
  3. Grades of “D” in the minor are acceptable provided the average for all courses taken in the minor is 2.00 or better..
  4. A minimum of 36 semester hours numbered 300 or above are required for graduation.
  5. A candidate for graduation must have earned 30 of the last 36 hours from University of the Cumberlands.
  6. At least twenty-five percent of the total semester hours in any degree requirement must be completed at University of the Cumberlands.
  7. The criteria for selecting courses which may be used in the Restricted Elective area are as follows:
    • No course may be selected if that course can be used as a part of the student’s major;
    • The courses must be at or above the 300 level;
    • No course may be used as part of the General Education Curriculum and as part of the Restricted Electives;
    • No more than two courses may be taken from any one department.
  8. Students must submit Planned Program prior to completing 79 hours or upon entrance if transferring in more than 79 hours.

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